Jackie Robinson: Baseball Player

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Did you know Jackie Robinson was not only a baseball player, but he was a basketball and football player too at one point? Jackie Robinson was born on January 31,1919. He lived in Cairo, Georgia, but, when he was a little boy, he moved to California. His full name was Jackie Roosevelt Robinson. I 'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me… all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

As a child Jackie was born in Cairo, Georgia and then move to Pasadena California. In college, Jackie played football, basketball, track, and baseball. He also served in the US Army in 1939-1941. After severing the Army, he decided to play for the Kansas City Monarchs all black baseball team. In 1946, Jackie met Branch Rickey, the

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